Here Piggy, Piggy: Thoughts About the Swine Flu

swine-flu-girl-pig.jpgYou'd have to be an Ostrich not to know about the hubbub going around about the Swine Flu. I hope by the end of this article to set things in a better prospective than the media seem to be presenting.

First of all, it is ludicrous to call it a pandemic when fewer than 100 people across the entire United States have contracted it. According to the World Malaria Report 2005, up to 500 million people a year catch malaria in more than 100 countries, and a million die from it. In Africa, where 80 percent of malaria deaths take place, it kills a child every 30 seconds. This should put this ridiculous over-reaction into a respective balance.

Secondly one would have to ask—who benefits from creating this frenzy? Hummm, let's see—who is out there answering the call; the Pharmaceutical industry urging people to get a Tamiflu shot. Let's look into the effectiveness of Tamiflu or Relenza. Canada's top lab in Winnipeg tested 225- A/H1N1 influenza "isolates" for Tamiflu resistance, and all of them were resistant to the drug because of the virus's capacity to mutate. Tests in British Columbia also showed the A/H1N1 flu was resistant to Tamiflu. Tests in the U.S. have also come to similar conclusions. So, if it doesn't work—why are they pushing it?

The public demands that something be done about this Booga Booga Bug! It just may wipe out half of America! And if that is what you think—you've already lowered your immune response and made yourself susceptible to whatever microbe that wants to invade. Your thoughts can make you sick! This is a fact discovered by Dr. Bruce Lipton, a professor of Cellular Biology and author of the book, “The Biology of Belief.”

Right now labs are working feverishly to discover a new drug to ward off the swine flu. And when they complete it—how will it be tested for adverse effects? Since WHO wants it in the hand of those administering it ASAP, we will be the “guinea pigs” (pun intended). I remember when the last scare of swine flu was perpetrated.

The swine flu vaccine was administered to the American public even though there had never been a case of swine flu identified in a human. Farmers refused to use the vaccine because it killed too many animals. Within a few months of use in humans this vaccine caused many cases of serious nerve injury (Guillan Barre syndrome). The steady escalation in the number of vaccines administered had been followed by an identical rise in the incidence of autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, subacute lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, asthma) seen in children. While there is a genetic transmission of some of these diseases many are probably due to the injury from foreign protein particles, mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and other toxic agents injected in vaccines.

Since the “bug” mutates quite quickly, there is no guarantee that the vaccine they administer will actually be affective. All vaccinations lower immune response—it is how it works. The vaccine enters the blood stream and the immune system is supposed to identify it as “non-self” and set up markers. These markers look for similar identities and attack them. Since viruses actually grab a piece of our DNA they are difficult for the immune system to identify. Pretty soon the immune system is attacking itself (autoimmune) because the marker says it is “non-self”.

So, what is effective? Well, simple sanitary procedures such as washing your hands in mild soap and water after being out in the public works. Do not use anti-bacterial soaps as they strip the skin of its normal good bacteria and pH. The skin is a protective barrier and is part of the immune system. When we compromise it with harsh chemical soaps, we strip away its natural ability to protect us from invading organisms. Also, these harsh soaps dry the skin and those cracks are a direct route to the blood stream. This allows germs easy access to a new home.

Even more important is to keep your immune system up to par. Get the proper rest you need, find healthful ways of dealing with stress, drink lots of good water to flush out toxins, eat healthy foods, and take supplements to assist your immune response.  Nature's Sunshine has a plethora of these!

This thing about not touching other people and instilling fear in everyone: “This flu is no worse than any seasonal flu! “ Los Angeles County's chief health officer said on Friday that A/H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu, does not appear to be any more deadly than regular seasonal influenza. So, don't buy into the pharmaceutical industry's scare into making you frantic to get a vaccine. Simply eat right, think right and you will be all right!

You can be doubly sure of having your immune system on alert by taking Silver Shield, a patented silver from Nature's Sunshine Products that has shown some amazing reversal in such diseases as Malaria. In a hospital in Ghana, Silver Shield is reversing the Malaria virus in less than 5 days! Dr. Pederson who developed the nano silver process creating our Silver Shield product recommends that adults take two teaspoons of Silver Shield twice daily to protect against invading organisms. Our Silver works in 3 ways. I have a short class on Silver posted on my website if you're interested in learning more.

Silver Shield gel is an easy to use, odorless defense that when applied to hands and nose can protect for up to 4 hours against viruses, bacteria and other potentially harmful organisms. If you work in an area that has a common phone, keyboard, mouse or visit a library using these—you should first wash your hands with mild soap and water and then apply the Silver gel. Even if you wash again, your hands are protected for up to 4 hours. You can then repeat for another 4 hours of protection. This way you can feel confident in shaking hands or touching others.